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  1. Cubs pitching prospect Edwards ready for next step

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. - Chicago Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards is ready to go home. That's where his girlfriend -- whom he said he talks to "almost all day" when he's not playing baseball -- is waiting for him, as is a "cool" welcome-home party. It's been...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  2. Neil Ramirez deserving of some ROY votes

    Jesse Rogers

    Here's an outside the box suggestion: Chicago Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez for Rookie of the Year in the National League. OK, middle relievers on last-place teams don't win awards like that, but one way or another Ramirez deserves some recognition....

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 6, Brewers 2

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Wednesday night. Here's a quick look at the game. How It Happened: The bottom of the Cubs' order got them on the board with two outs in the second inning, as Logan Watkins singled and C...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Cubs' Russell, Edwards to play in AFL

    Jesse Rogers

    Pitcher C.J. Edwards and shortstop Addison Russell are among seven players the Chicago Cubs will send to participate in the Arizona Fall League, MLB announced on Tuesday. Both players were limited this summer due to injuries. Russell, 20, is t...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Edwards back to Tennessee

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs top pitching prospect C.J. Edwards should be making his next start for Double-A Tennessee after completing a long rehab in Arizona, according to general manage Jed Hoyer. Edwards has been out since late April because of sho...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  6. Hold the ovation for Cubs on lauded system

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - The midseason prospect rankings by's Keith Law were released on Thursday and the Chicago Cubs have three of the top eight prospects in the game, including the top-ranked player in third baseman Kris Bryant. Bryant went from No. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  7. First-half positives: The kids can play

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- As the first half of the Chicago Cubs' season comes to an end, it might go down as the most positive of the three under president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. And that's with a 40-54 record. The positives extend from the majors dow...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  8. Hammel open to returning to Cubs if traded

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If and when Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel is traded, the 31-year-old right-hander says it doesn't mean he's closing the door on his Cubs career. The would-be free agent is open to returning. "I would assume they are pretty happy wit...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  9. Unlikely candidates solidifying Cubs' pen

    Jesse Rogers

    PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs' mini-resurgence over the past six games can be directly related to the success of their bullpen, especially at the back end. It's not exactly something they keep track of but there can't be many teams in baseball -- if...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  10. MRI on Edwards comes up clean

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs got good news regarding top pitching prospect C.J. Edwards when his latest MRI on his right shoulder came up clean. "It was positive," general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday afternoon. "We're going to ramp up his throwin...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  11. Baez, Bryant can fill the (inevitable) void

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- June means two important things for the Chicago Cubs these days: the amateur draft and trade season. The former takes place Thursday, when the Cubs pick No. 4 overall before the team turns its attention to the July 31 trade deadline. O...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  12. No matter role, Ramirez treats it the same

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE - It's only a coincidence that Chicago Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez is reading "The Closer," the book by former New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera. Ramirez is getting a trial run this weekend doing Rivera's old job for the Cubs, as regular...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  13. Put stock in Cubs' positive run differential?

    Jesse Rogers

    One statistic regarding the 2014 Chicago Cubs you may hear more about is run differential. After Thursday's 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres, the Cubs have scored four more runs (179 to 175) than they've let up this season. That sounds surprisin...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Brewers 0

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Saturday afternoon. Here's a quick look at the game: How it happened: The Cubs jumped on Matt Garza, who has had issues this season at the start of games, in the first inning. A bunt hi...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 4, Cubs 3

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday: How it happened: The Brewers got out to a 4-0 lead thanks to some poor defense and some early struggles by Jeff Samardzija. Jonathan Lucroy had a run-...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  16. Cubs trying to build like the Cardinals

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- In applauding the way the St. Louis Cardinals have done business over the years, Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer gave a subtle reminder that building something that lasts takes time. "This (the Cardinals team) wasn't built in a y...

    Blog | May 02, 2014